Critical Criminological Perspectives

Re-Examining The Crime Drop

Authors: Farrall, Stephen

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  • Presents a new method for examining the crime drop, based on ideas from political science and comparative historical social science
  • Offers an overview of crime drop literature including the common debates and causes
  • Concludes by extending analysis to countries including the US, Australia, New Zealand and Sweden
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About this book

The crime drop is one of the most important puzzles in contemporary criminology: since the early-1990s many countries appear to exhibit a pronounced decline in crime rates. While there have been many studies on the topic, this book argues that the current crime drop literature relies too heavily on a single methodological approach, and in turn, provides a new method for examining the falling rates of crime, based on ideas from political science and comparative historical social science.  Farrall’s original new research forwards an understanding of trends in crime and responses to them by questioning the received theoretical assumptions. The book therefore encourages a ‘deepening’ in the nature of the sorts of studies which have been undertaken so far. Firmly grounded in Political Science, this innovative study is a must read for scholars of Critical Criminology, Criminological Theory, and Politics.

About the authors

Stephen Farrall is Professor of Criminology in the Centre for Criminological Research at the University of Sheffield, UK.

Reviews

“Stephen Farrell offers a thoughtful and informed critique of the assumptions and methods that characterize studies of the contemporary crime drop. No one should ignore his important recommendation to analyze the crime drop in the historical context of the nations where it has occurred.” (Richard Rosenfeld, University of Missouri - St. Louis, USA)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)
  • Outlining the Crime Drop

    Farrall, Stephen

    Pages 1-8

  • Critiquing the Crime Drop

    Farrall, Stephen

    Pages 9-25

  • Explaining the Crime Drop I: Developing a Case Study of Political Change in England and Wales

    Farrall, Stephen

    Pages 27-49

  • Explaining the Crime Drop II: Responding to Crime in England and Wales

    Farrall, Stephen

    Pages 51-79

  • Congruence Testing

    Farrall, Stephen

    Pages 81-102

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Re-Examining The Crime Drop
Authors
Series Title
Critical Criminological Perspectives
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-67654-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-67654-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-67653-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-88461-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XI, 116
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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